ISLAMABAD: A strong earthquake jolted northern parts of Pakistan including capital Islamabad early on Friday morning, Express News reported.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake measured 5.4 on the Richter scale and had an epicentre 100 kilometers north-north east of Islamabad and at a depth of 24.2 km.
The quake was strong enough to prompt many people to evacuate their homes in panic.
Fortunately, there were no reports of any loss of live or property.
The epicentre of Friday’s earthquake was just 19 kilometers north of Baffa, close to Balakot where a 7.6 magnitude temblor struck in 2005 killing at least 75,000 people.